The Ministry of Defence has been criticised in a newly released report from the Public Accounts Committee for their failure to decommission old nuclear submarines , creating an “unacceptable and unnecessary problem.”  The report criticised the “glacial pace” of decommissiong the submarines and highlighted the “extortionate storage and maintenance costs which are now costing the taxpayer £30million per year.”

This follows on from a report released by the National Audit Office in April criticising the Ministry of Defence’s response to the submarine decommissioning and highlighting that £500million had already been spent on maintaining and disposing of the subs, with a predicted £7.5 billion needed to continue to maintain and store them.